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How can I tell if a product contains artificial sweeteners?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Beyond the commonly used serving packets, artificial sweeteners are often hidden in everyday items not advertised as diet foods such as cereal, vitamins, sauces and even baby food. Look for these key words on food labels to spot artificial substitutes:
  • Saccharin
  • Aspartame
  • Sucralose
  • Neotame (used in stable baked goods)
  • Acesulfame (found in diet sodas)
This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com.

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